Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

By Nmami Agarwal     20-Sep 2018

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

In an attempt to shed off all of you fat on the liver, today we have come up to get into this whole “clean-eating” situation. So, instead of just serving a boring bowl of quinoa, we added a little bit of fun with some all time nutrient yet scrumptious veggies. Not only do they have amazingly distinct flavour but also do add a range of nutritional and health benefits in your meal!

Nutritional Values
Garlic has potent medicinal properties that also keep the ability to reverse the condition of fatty liver. Garlic is backed up with useful nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, and iron, sulfur, iodine and chlorine. This herb is extremely low in calories, sodium and saturated fats. Also, it’s a rich source of vitamin C, A, K, and B6, folate, niacin and thiamine. Talking of organic compounds, it is one of the rare sources of allicin, allisatin 1 and allisatin 2.

All types of ripe mushrooms have varying degrees of fiber and protein in them. They also have vitamins B as well as a powerful antioxidant such as selenium that helps to support your immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues.

Quinoa- the world’s most popular and healthful food. It’s gluten-free, rich in protein and one of the few plant-based foods which have all the nine essential amino acids in it. It’s also high in vitamins B, E fiber, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and other beneficial antioxidants.


  • 20 Grams – Quinoa
  •  1 teaspoon olive oil
  •  30 grams mushrooms, thinly sliced
  •  3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  •  1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  •  Salt to taste
  •  Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  •  Coriander for garnishing

Course: Lunch or Dinner
Calories: 89.1 kcal

Protein: 1.83 grams
Crabs: 5.6 grams
Fats: 5.64 grams


  •  Cook quinoa in water and set it aside.
  •  Next, heat olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Put mushrooms, garlic and thyme in the pan and let it cook while stirring occasionally for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Season it with salt and pepper as per taste. Stir in quinoa until everything well gets combined.
  • Serve hot, garnished with a few coriander leaves, if desired.

Over to you
Reverse your fatty liver by adding this garlic mushroom quinoa recipe in your weekly menu and see how effective this recipe can be for your overall health. Moreover, you can share this recipe with your family as well at tea time in the evening. So, try this out soon and let us know in the comment section below you ideas for this recipe.

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value
Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.


40 grams Goan rice flour
¼ fresh coconut
1 tablespoon Jaggery
1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut
Pinch of cardamom powder
Nuts (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal
Carbs- 28.6 grams
Protein- 1.9 grams
Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert


First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder.

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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